Ahlers earns scholar-athlete accolades

By Jacob Knabel on May. 19, 2016 in Women's Golf

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SEWARD, Neb. – Already a two-time CoSIDA academic all-district choice, junior Amy Ahlers garnered Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete recognition on Thursday, as announced by the NAIA. Ahlers is an elementary education and special education double major from Albion, Neb.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. A total of 160 women’s golf student-athletes across the nation were named 2015-16 scholar-athletes by the NAIA.

This season Ahlers earned her third-straight all-conference honor while breaking the school record for lowest single-season average (80.8). She also recorded the fourth, fifth and sixth tournament wins of her career. She placed in the top 10 of 11 events with a low round of 71 in 2015-16.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,268 and counting (54 through the fall and winter of 2015-16). The 2014-15 season culminated with GPAC-leading totals of 94 Bulldog scholar-athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams. During the 2013-14 academic year, Concordia garnered 101 Scholar-Athlete honorees (most in the NAIA) and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams (tied for fourth nationally).

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,600 students. Concordia offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.